17 Dec 2011

Can You Take The Timeline Off Your Facebook Profile?

Posted by Jackie Cohen at AllFacebook:
Before timeline went live, it was actually possible to undo an upgrade to this advanced profile: Uninstalling the Developer application from your Facebook account would remove the timeline. But now all of this has changed.
A spokesperson for Facebook explained in an email to us:
Once you click “Get Timeline,” you will have seven days to review everything that appears on your timeline before anyone else can see it.
If you choose, you can publish your timeline right away. If you decide to wait, your timeline will go live automatically after seven days. Your timeline will replace your profile.
Eventually everyone on Facebook will be rolled over to timeline.
Less technologically inclined users of Facebook have said they find timeline overwhelming. Complaints have followed nearly every upgrade the social network has ever made, and eventually people have simmered down after getting used to the changes.
But the timeline’s changes present a bigger learning curve than anything the site has ever done before, so let’s see what Facebook does to educate people about the advanced profile.

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  1. Everyone I have talked to says "no." You cannot go back.

  2. Funny Facebook image, love it!

  3. i hate it and i just want my old page back

  4. I say we all go back to Myspace. At least we had controll of our own page. It is ours NOT theirs. And No there is no going back once THEY make you go to timeline. Thats just not right.

  5. I heard there was a way and long winded, but it's probably not going to be worth it and eventually it would become invalid.

    They are forcing timeline on everyone just like how MySpace has forced profile 3.0 on everyone.

    However MySpace have done it right, their page and customisation is amazing. (Huge MySpace fan). I can never let go of my love for MySpace so agree with you on that comment.

    Facebook is getting better, design wise MySpace is much better. Functionality wise and bringing people together. Facebook is phenomenal at that!

  6. I HATE TIMELINE,,, why did they have to change it! ughhhh.

  7. I hate timeline so much I made a new account but I just hope that timeline goes away :(

  8. My f/b account went live for the timeline and no matter how much I went into the settings, I was so upset to find that NO MATTER how much you think you can control what people see.. You wrong. With the horrible timeline, even if you customize your settings, people can still search you and find you and see your wall. I don't like the idea of strangers being able to post things I say about my kids or pictures that I share with my family and friends of my family. I don't know about how others feel about this, but I call it invasion of PRIVACY!!!!!

  9. So, with that said,.. I have deleted my account cause I don't want creepy people looking or knowing about me and my family. It is just sad that F/B has forced this timeline crap on everyone.

  10. i didn't even click get timeline and they put it up anyways. i want it back to normal i can find anything.

  11. I hate timeline. i might quit facebook

  12. I HATE TIMELINE,,, why did they have to change it! ughhhh.

  13. Though at the very first time 'Timeline' was looking an interesting version of facebook but lately many people want to remove this new addition. I'm waiting for the next deliberation to advance my profile. Thanks for inform about an excitement.

  14. Facebook is going to be dead just like myspace with all these changes they are forcing upon people. Give people the option my goodness! I am beyond pissed. If I knew who to write a letter to, I would!

  15. i think a whole new social network should be created by someone who lets everyone control their own shit and call if MyLife or FaceTab. lol


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